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Australia Australian mining magnate applies for big new coal mine

06:00  22 october  2019
06:00  22 october  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer has renewed a push to develop a new coal mine in Queensland state, close to a controversial mine under construction by India's Adani Enterprises. Palmer's Waratah Coal applied to Australia 's Department of Natural Resources on Oct.

Coal mining is the process of extracting coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content and since the 1880s, has been widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production.

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Palmer's Waratah Coal applied to Australia's Department of Natural Resources on Oct. 4 for a 35-year mining lease in the Galilee Basin, a new coal region that won the green light this year for development.

The application signals a resumption in development planning for the mine, which was first proposed in 2011 but which has been on ice in recent years. A rail line by Adani is expected to open the basin with transport to the coast, making other coal projects in the region more viable.

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The Carmichael coal mine is an approved thermal coal mine in the north of the Galilee Basin in Central Queensland, Australia . Mining is planned to be conducted by both open-cut and underground methods. The mine is proposed by Adani Mining , a wholly owned subsidiary of India's Adani Group.

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Australia is the world's largest exporter of coal, which is expected to account for about A$57 billion ($39.2 billion) in exports this year, behind top export iron ore at A$81.5 billion.

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Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer plans to build a new coal loading facility in Queensland, north of an existing facility at Abbot Point, capable of The Australian newspaper said the move could potentially result in the transformation of the area into one of the biggest coal ports in the world.

Coal is mined by two methods: surface or 'opencast' mining , and underground mining . The largest coal producing countries are not confined to one region - the top five hard coal producers are China, the USA, India, Australia and Indonesia.

Adani's Carmichael coal mine was approved by the state government after it played a part in the surprise federal election victory for the Liberal-National coalition in May, which benefited from a swing in nearby regional electorates with high unemployment.

Palmer himself stood for election and while he did not win a seat, he spent A$60 million on political advertising mainly targeting the Labor party which had environmental concerns about the Adani project.

Palmer returned to the Forbes rich list this year after a court ordered China's CITIC to pay him A$200 million in iron ore royalties annually until 2047 for his role in developing its Sino Iron mine in Western Australia.

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